The writing and literature group focuses on the production, uses, audiences and critique of texts.
The group examines young readerships through its study of children’s literature; nurtures writers of fiction, poetry, script and non-fiction; teaches workplace writing skills (including for digital and multimedia platforms); and develops critical approaches to textual representations of gender, race, class, sexuality and the post-human.
Learn from practitioners
The group includes award-winning writers and teachers experienced in workplaces where writing and literature are central. Our staff have worked in fields including editing, publishing, teaching and the contemporary arts industries.
There's a strong culture of literary debate at undergraduate level, from the critical study of Shakespeare to supernatural literature to the digital worlds of writing.
The group is also interested in children and young adults forming and questioning their identities through reading.
As an accomplished team of published researchers, the group has a long history of successful postgraduate supervision in fields that encompass creative writing as well as literary and cultural critique.
The group also has a commitment to the many different publics who interact with writing and literature as the site of creativity, communication, experiment, analysis and critique.